Healthcare Hot Topic Tuesday: September 6, 2011

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September 6, 2011

Recruitment demand high for primary care doctors (8/25/2011)

“Need is driving the demand for primary care physicians, said Travis Singleton, senior vice president of Merritt Hawkins. ‘in the drive to have a seat at the table in tomorrow’s healthcare delivery system,’ he said, ‘many groups have rushed to form patient-centered medical homes, ACOs, employment models, etc. this has bolstered the attention to primary care because primary care serves as the foundation for these emerging delivery systems.”

New England Journal of Medicine Electronic Study Shows that EHRs Help to Improve Patient Care (9/2/2011)

“A recent study took place in Cleveland, Ohio that involved over 27,000 adults with diabetes. The results of the study showed that physician practices using EHRs were much more likely to have care and outcomes that meet with accepted standards than those practices that relied upon paper records.”

Brain Boosters Dr. Wendy Suzuki shares tips to improve brain function (9/2/2011)


Too few health professionals getting flu shots (9/5/2011)

“The CDC says 63.5% of health care workers were vaccinated in the 2010-11 season, with physicians among the most immunized. The target is 90%.”

10 ways to make a difference in the lives of your patients

“Whether you’re a reporter or a doctor, the bottom line is that if you’re not talking about the obvious, you’re leaving most of your readers and/or patients at high risk of premature death. You’re falling at the most basic mandate of your job. So how do you say the same thing over and over again and keep it fresh and compelling?”

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